Director Neil Burger has said that his plans regarding the upcoming movie adaptation of Uncharted involve ‘going back to the videogame,’ after taking over the reins from former project lead David O. Russell.
Prior to leaving the project due to ‘creative differences,’ Russell had planned on taking the film in a controversial direction involving hero Nathan Drake being part of a family of antique dealers, which didn’t sit too well with fans.
However, fresh-faced Burger has said he plans on taking the project back to the drawing board, and encouragingly, appears to have actually had some experience with the games.
“Mainly we’re beginning from scratch and going back to the videogame. Because there’s a lot of cool stuff, actually, from the videogame, if you know it,” said Burger, speaking to Crave Online.
“It’s really one of the most cinematic videogames, and one that has really developed characters. So, you know, there’s a lot of cool, really intense things that, if they work for the film’s story, I want to use them.”
Elsewhere, he touched on actor Nathan Fillion’s enthusiasm to step into Drake’s boots in the film, though made it clear that since the project is still in its infancy we won’t find out who will be taking the role just yet.
“I’ve seen a little bit of that, yes,” said Burger. “That was brought to my attention. So, you know, I think he’s a good actor. I think there’s a lot of really good actors who don’t even look like [Nathan Drake] who could play it! Where we are right now is that we’re literally starting from scratch on the screenplay, and I think that once we finish it, then we’ll go to actors and see who’s available and who’s right for the parts. Whenever that happens.”
Stay tuned for more on the Uncharted flick as we get it.